Malaysia ceases issuing i-Pass
The Malaysian Immigration Department (MYID) ceased issuing the i-Pass until further notice as part of a need for internal reorganisation. This will not impact the work permit application process as a whole because the i-Pass is an additional identification for expatriates in Malaysia. As long as the expatriate holds a valid Employment Pass (EP), there will be no issues.
Professional Visit Pass (PVP) applications to be submitted via ESD
The MYID also issued a statement requiring that, effective 26 September, applications for Professional Visit Passes (PVP) be submitted under the Expatriate Services Division (ESD). PVP applications were previously submitted manually under a the Permit & Pass Division. At present, the ESD system only processes new Employment Pass (EP) and Dependent Pass (DP) applications.
All companies are strongly advised to proceed with the ESD registration to prepare for any upcoming PVP applications. Manual submissions at the MYID counter will no longer be accepted.